Author Archives: Maren

Advent — December 17, 2017

This week we turn now to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come who shows Ebenezer Scrooge the possibility of the death of Tiny Tim for the want of his intervention with kindness. God, your pointing finger moves to write … Continue reading

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Advent — December 16, 2017

You are the Host of Christmas Present, and you say “look upon me,” the television commercials with new cars wrapped in bows, tragedy and desperation in South Sudan, a loss of net neutrality, a Democratic win in Alabama, and a … Continue reading

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Advent — December 15, 2017

God, today I remember a lifetime of Christmas presents. Some of them were made by little hands with construction paper and glue, and others were made by wrinkled hands with the veins standing out blue — especially delicious fruitcake. Some … Continue reading

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3 magi’s gifts — Doxology for Advent 3, Hot and sweating in Advent and a Dreamers Poetry

Gifts to share — a Doxology from Sanibel Florida, by John Danner who writes a new doxology each week and from Rosalie Sugrue, a Kiwi, roasting in the New Zealand sun and from Yosimar Reyes asking why he must choose … Continue reading

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December 14, Prayers for Newtown, Connecticut

God, this is Christmas Present — another December when the tinsel shines as tears — for those who loved Charlotte and Daniel, Avielle and Benjamin, who sat under a star with Allison or Noah, baked cookies with Caroline or Jessica, … Continue reading

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Advent — December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 (In A Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge two hidden children Want and Ignorance. Beware them, says Christmas — beware Ignorance the most.) Emmanuel, every hungry child is mine. Every homeless child is mine. … Continue reading

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Advent — December 12 / Dia de Guadelupe

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Present to see the Christmas Day celebration of his nephew Fred whose invitation he turned down as a waste of time.) God, forgive me the invitations I … Continue reading

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